What is wind energy?
The wind is a clean, free, and readily available renewable energy source. Each day, around the world, wind turbines are capturing the wind’s power and converting it to electricity. This source of power generation plays an increasingly important role in the way we power our world.
Where is wind energy?
Wind turbine installations continue to grow throughout the world. According to the Global Wind Energy Council, there was over 360,000 MW of installed capacity across the globe at the close of 2014. Leading countries include: China, the United States and Germany.
What about Offshore wind energy?
The potential of offshore wind continues to grow. While Europe is leading in offshore wind development, with 91% of the offshore installed base, the demand is growing as technology improves and costs go down. In the United States, GE technology is being used in the country's first offshore wind installation in Block Island, RI.